110 conibear question

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  1. Riley E

    Riley E Tinder Gatherer

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    Hey guys I have been wondering if someone could make a 110 out of titanium?

    I know we have a diverse group here and didn’t know if someone has worked with it enough to know if it could hold up to the strain of metal hitting together etc.

    I know it would cost more but it would be lighter as well. I don’t know if the weight saving would be enough to justify price or if there was another justification for using it in this fashion.

    I tried to look it up on the web but it doesn’t seem like anyone has ever actually tried to build one.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    That would be a spendy rig I think.
    The spring would still need to be steel even if the jaws were titanium, so that cuts into the weight savings a bunch too.

    I've done some trapping but I'm no expert so take this for what it's worth, which may very well be absolutely nothing........
    110s are small, I bet around here I could catch everything that I can catch in a 110 with a roll of picture wire or twisted copper wire snare. Dry land sets anyway, might be able to snare a muskrat too I suppose, I guess, I don't know why not.

    It's an interesting idea, but I doubt anyone will produce them though.
    Although I see plenty of other things made out of titanium that I see no use for too, so what do I know..........

    Hey, welcome to BCUSA too!
     
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    I don’t have an answer to your question as to whether that could be done or not. Would certainly be a custom job as trap manufacturers and trappers both are looking for the best bang for the buck.

    If you want a lighter trap, they make body grips that are smaller than the 110. #55 body grip is a good size for squirrels. It’s 3 1/2”x 4” vs the 4”x 4” of the 110.

    There used to be some stainless steel 110s that were marketed to trappers for use in brackish and salt marshes.
     
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    I have some 110’s that are many decades old, still are quite functional. It’d be difficult to justify ...
     
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    I think it would be far cheaper to replace a faulty 110, then to lay out the money on titanium traps
     
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    Thank you for the reply’s. I figured it would cost a bit but for BOB or long range hiking it would be an interesting experiment.

    But no one wants to pay for a 20 dollar trap lol.
     
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    I carry a 110 with me in the truck, just in case. and I found that using a USGI canteen cover is a perfect fit for it.
     
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    My coyotes traps are $360.00 a dozen, and then I add about a $15 anchoring system to them, so a $20 trap is nothing. The weight issue your referring to on long range hikes is taken care by a device called a snare.

    Offshore Angler
     
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